Spiritual Journey - Discovering Islam

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: iWalk
Quality Verified Registered on August 30, 2021

We are licensed professional tour guides in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Polish languages. We love the unique historical richness of our city of Istanbul. In our tours, we limit the number of walkers with maximum 15 to have more motivated theme. You can always write to us about any special things you need during your visit in Istanbul. It could be about any how-to questions.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Istanbul Dear Walkers! 

Islam is the major practiced religion in Turkiye and in order to discover its characteristics we desing this tour for walkers. As a route of the tour we have 2 Unesco World Heritage Destinations of Old City, Suleymaniye  Mosque and Zeyrek Pantakrator Monastary.

In this tour program we would like to cover 

> Practises and relations of muslims in the mosque context
> Funeral Process
> Dress code
> Social life in the local areas
> Halal food
> Islamic banking
> Sufism, mystical understanding of Islam

We will learn about the basics of the Islamic creed and its effects on the life of 1,5 billion Muslims and grab some free literature on Islam including a free Quran translation in many different languages. Then we continue our tour visiting the following places all in a row:

  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Suleymaniye Historical Ottoman Mansions
  • The Aqueduct of Valens 
  • Zeyrek Mosque (Formerly a church) 
  • Zeyrek Cistern Panoramic Old City View Terrace
  • Tokadi Sufi Cemetary
  • Old City Local Butcher Bazaar
  • Fatih Mosque and the Complex
  • Atpazarı as a local muslim youth cafes 
  • Malta Bazaar
  • Islamic Instıtutions, Charity Organisations (from outside)

We keep the number of walkers between 5-12 in our tours.  

Please note that at the end of the tour, you are expected to tip the guide minimum 10 Euros or 250 liras per person

Themes of the tour #islamiculture #islamiccivilation #halalfood 

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  • Meeting point:
    Süleymaniye, Süleymaniye Cd. No:21, 3...
    Süleymaniye, Süleymaniye Cd. No:21, 34116 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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James 13 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Very interesting and worthwhile tour with a slightly different slant. Bringing Islam to the fore gave greater context to the architecture throughout Istanbul, the city’s history and its society. Being guided through vibrant areas which are off the tourist track was a great way to end.
Jess 12 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Super interesting tour, fatih was very informative and kind as a tour guide too, would definitely recommend!
Vasu... 10 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Fatih was on point with his information and guidance. I had such a fun walk! I highly recommend taking this walk in Istanbul!
Colum 04 May 2023

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Great introduction to the Islamic aspects of Turkey. Great for those who want a swift learning curve and wish to see the more real parts of Istanbul
Lindsey 19 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
Onder was really knowledgeable and provided a valuable perspective on how Muslims view their faith, how politics has affected practises, and the many neighbourhoods in Istanbul. Even though the focus of the trip was Spiritual Journey - Discovering Islam, Onder provided helpful recommendations for restaurants, Turkish Baths, and local shopping areas in addition to identifying important religious leaders in the area. I forgot to bring something to cover my head and Onder made sure to bring me scarf at each mosque.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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